We are grateful for our amazing Adult Mentors!
Mr. Vincent Wrencher and Dr. Edward Hernandez are both teachers at Anderson High School as well as Team Mentors for the ausTIN CANs. Without their leadership, we don't exist.
Community Volunteer Mentors:
Isaac Kravitz, FRC, Lead Marketing/Business Mentor
Robert Stephany, Lead VEX Mentor
Mr. Vickery grew up in Austin and have always had a passion for math and science. These passions lead him to majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. As a big sports fan and he is proud to say UT won the national championship in football his freshman year. After graduating from UT he worked for a Japanese engineering firm designing test equipment for the semiconductor industry. After doing that for a little bit he decided to become a teacher, he has now teaches physics and helps mentor the robotics team.
Mr. Kravitz currently is an undergraduate student and staff at UT. He is a Reactor Operator at a federally licensed Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory and is also a student for Nuclear Robotics and Nuclear Engineering at UT. He even went to Anderson High School and joined the robotics team as a freshman in 2009 and qualified for the 2011 VEX World Championship.
Mr. Hernandez the new Technology Education Teacher at Anderson High School and Co-Sponsor of the ausTIN CANs Robotics Team. This his 5th year as a mentor. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MS and PhD in Robotics from UT Austin and has over 30 years of engineering experience including optical product development at 3M and custom test software and hardware engineering for various companies in the area. He also won the Technical Circle of Excellence Award for the 3M Optical Components Group and hold several patents. For his first 4 years as mentor, he had the pleasure to share that time with his son, John, who just graduated last year. His daughter also graduated from Anderson HS and his wife, Rozella, has been active on the board of the ausTIN CANs Supporters for over 4 years.